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Boca Players Head To NCAA D III Tournament – Berkeley Times
November 15, 2007

Boca Players Head To NCAA D III Tournament

Published in the Berkeley Times
Macromedia Publications
November 15, 2007

TOMS RIVER – Eight Jersey Shore Boca players will represent their schools in the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships when the men’s and women’s NCAA Division III National Champions are crowned at the Disney Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The NCAA announced the 2007 men’s and women’s championship fields.

Seniors Jason Mancuso of Toms River, along with freshman Michael Krol of Howell will be part of the men’s championship tournament while seniors Courtney Krol of Howell, Jenn Olszewski of Brick and Lori Adriance of Hazlet along with junior Erin Cunliffe of Lakewood will try to help The College of New Jersey return to the women’s national finals again in 2007.

Mancuso, a former Toms River North standout and transfer from Central Connecticut State University, has started 20 games for the Spartans (19-2-0) this season, notching 13 goals and seven assists which places him second in scoring and has helped lead York to a number nine national ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Mancuso and York will take on Dickinson College (13-2-3) in the first round.

As a freshman, Krol, who starred for Howell High School one year ago, has played in 20 games for the Red Hawks, scoring two goals and adding three assists while helping Montclair State (17-2-1) to a number 16 national ranking by the NSCAA and their second consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship. Montclair will take on the winner of the Penn State Behrend (13- 4-3) and Washington and Jefferson College (12-5-3) in second round action.

Mancuso is a long time Boca veteran who played on several of the club’s youth teams and Super Y League teams as well as with Boca’s U23 and men’s programs while Krol was a member of the Boca U23 teams in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

With four members of the Boca U23 women’s program from this past summer on their roster, The College of New Jersey Lady Lions are looking to return to the NCAA D III National Finals for a second year.

TCNJ has an overall record of 17-0-1 as they begin the 2007 NCAA tournament and is the number three women’s team in the nation according to the NSCAA.

Courtney Krol of Howell has started all 18 games for the Lady Lions, scoring three goals and adding five assists while fellow TCNJ teammates Cunliffe has seen action in 13 games and Adriance in 11 games, with each tallying one goal apiece.

Olszewski, a former Green Dragon, also has seen action in 12 games for the Lady Lions.

TCNJ will host Farmingdale State (13-7-1) in first round women’s action.

Krol, Cunliffe, Adriance and Olszewski were all part of the Boca U23 women’s team this past summer that advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Summer Soccer League (MSSL) Championship game during their inaugural season.

While the above seven players do their work on the pitch to help their respective schools advance in this year’s NCAA Tournament, Megan Norcia of Brick, an assistant women’s coach at Richard Stockton College, will help lead her team from the sidelines as the number 23 nationally ranked Osprey’s (18-3-2) will host York College of Pennsylvania (13-5-3) in Pomona. Norcia was a three time NJAC All Conference player at Stockton and voted to the NJAC First Team twice and also earned NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team honors in 2003. The former Brick High School standout is a current member of the undefeated Boca Women’s “Open” team, which is currently in first place in the Garden State Soccer League’s top women’s division.

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Published in the Berkeley Times
Macromedia Publications
November 15, 2007